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How to Develop Research Questions/Topics
Before you begin the search,
1) Which topic in this class are you interested in?
-- think about all the readings, anything you find it useful
2) What are the current scholarships on this topic?
-- from the topic, try some search on Summon, Google Scholar or OBIS to start with.
3) What are the arguments/thesis of these scholarship? Do they agree with each other or against each other?
4) Which side of the argument you agree or disagree? Do you have your own argument?
-- from what you have found, extend your search, using Subject Heading search in OBIS, or particular database search for alternative keywords
Search Tips: how to use "AND" "OR" and "NOT";
|Each result contains all search terms.
||Each result contains at least one search term.
||Results do not contain the specified terms.
|The search heart and lung finds items that contain both heart and lung.
||The search heart or lung finds items that contain either heart or items that contain lung.
||The search heart not lung finds items that contain heart but do not contain lung.
Can't find what you need? For books, try OhioLINK. For books not available through OhioLINK and for other types of materials, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL lets you borrow materials from non-OhioLINK libraries, including print books, scanned journal articles, musical scores, videos, theses/dissertations, and more.
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